Titanium and Stainless Steel Suppliers for the Medical Industry
Metals Unlimited Aerospace is proud to be a commercially pure (CP) titanium and stainless steel supplier for use in the production of medical equipment.
Titanium Suppliers for Medical Applications
Titanium is often used in medical manufacturing for its biocompatibility and innate ability to join to the human bone. Titanium is also used in the fabrication of surgical instruments, titanium rods, pins and titanium plates.
Medical-grade titanium has many characteristics that make it ideal for medical applications:
- Resistant to corrosion
Metals Unlimited Aerospace supplies two of the most common types of titanium used in medicine, 6AL-4V and 6AL-4V ELI, which are also known as Gr. 5 and Gr. 23. These alloys are made of 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium, which makes them appropriate for use in the manufacture of medical equipment.
Medical-Grade Titanium Uses
Doctors, surgeons and manufacturers use medical-grade titanium for a variety of medical purposes:
- Bone/joint replacements
- Dental implants
- Maxillofacial and cranial repair
- Pacemaker components
- External prostheses
Benefits of Titanium over Stainless Steel
As compared to stainless Steels, titanium has a much higher strength-to-weight ratio. The wide variety of titanium alloys available from Metals Unlimited Aerospace means manufacturers can choose the exact level of tensile strength and ductility that fits the particular application.
Reach out to one of our experts to find the perfect material for your medical needs.